The Supreme Court during a hearing of allegations of corruption in the purchase of rental power plants (RPPs) was informed that despite the government's efforts foreign companies remain hesitant to invest in Pakistan. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry heard the RPPs scam case on Thursday. Counsel of Kamoki Energy Limited (KEL) and Reshma Power, Abdul Hafeez Pirzada told the court that the RPPs were designed without any proper planning. He moreover said that foreign companies were reluctant to invest in the country despite the government's attempts. He blamed that the government was not providing funds to the RPPs so that they could purchase oil. Pirzada stressed that the verdict of the apex court in the RPPs case should be in the national interest. Responding to this, Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry said that the court had always considered the factor of national interest while issuing verdicts. The chief justice lamented that despite having mandate the democratic government had failed to resolve national issues. Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry also showed his concern over the country's economic crisis and said that Pakistan was being crushed under the burden of foreign debt.